• Police methods increasingly used for marijuana DUI prosecution “not an exact science”
    As driving under the influence of drugs grows, law enforcement agencies are training officers as drug recognition experts, but some question accuracy. ... read more
    Source: The CannabistPublished on 2017-06-27By The Cannifornian
  • Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
    It has been rumored for years that Monsanto plans to take over the cannabis industry with genetic engineering just as they’ve taken over the corn and soy industries. Although they have always denied having any intentions to do so, at this point it is unlikely that anybody really believes them. In contrast, ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-27By Marijuana News
  • Marijuana Stock Powers Higher on African Joint Venture
    LGC Capital Ltd. (CVE:QBA), a marijuana stock, moved sharply higher after announcing a new 50/50 Joint Venture to grow cannabis in southern Africa. LGC Capital Ltd. (TSXV: QBA), a new marijuana stock, surged 57% to $0.055 on Monday after announcing that it has entered into a strategic alliance with AfriAg ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-27By Marijuana News
  • Is Italy The Next Frontier For Legal Cannabis?
    One of the most interesting, relevant and perhaps shocking places to study cannabis is Italy. Mostly known for other crops like tomato and olive, Italy was actually one of the world’s top cannabis producers in the first half of the 1900’s. Cannabis has served many roles through Italy’s recent history: ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-27By Marijuana News
  • Puerto Rico: Young Generation Creating an Island of Cannabis Opportunity
    I’m an hour and one tequila into a cocktail party in San Juan when I meet the duo who call themselves the “canna-hoods” of Puerto Rico. This is technically a business party, a reception for press and presenters attending tomorrow’s AgroHack conference (a tech-agriculture-sustainability mashup), so they’re introduced to me ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-27By Marijuana News
  • The Cannabis Industry Employs Around 200000 Americans
    There are as many canna-biz employees as there are dental hygienists. The cannabis industry has been one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, and as it grows, it has been employing more and more Americans. The industry now employs between 165,000 and 230,000 full- and part-time workers, according to ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-27By Marijuana News
  • What Jeff Sessions Gets Wrong About Marijuana
    Medical use of cannabis is officially accepted -- and is helping to limit opioid abuse. Drug abuse is devastating American society. Opioid overdose alone killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. But rather than address this public-health crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared a new war on drugs. He ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-27By Marijuana News
  • TIER 1, 2 AND 3 LICENSES: What Do These Labels Mean, and Why Does It Matter?
    We see it all the time—a grower classified, for example, as a “Tier II producer from Bellingham.” But what does that really mean? When Washington’s recreational cannabis legislation (I-502) passed, it included the Tier system to allow an even playing field among small, medium and large farms—hence, Tiers I, II ... read more
    Source: Dope MagazinePublished on 2017-06-26By Will Kersten
  • Changes coming for New York’s medical marijuana program
    The New York Department of Health is streamlining registration and certification for the state's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. ... read more
    Source: The CannabistPublished on 2017-06-26By The Associated Press
  • New York state enhances medical marijuana program to meet increasing demand
    The state Department of Health is boosting New York's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand. Effective immediately, nurse practitioners can register online and certify patients the same day. Officials say that will help streamline and simplify the registration process and make it easier for nurse practitioners to speed up ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-26By Marijuana News
  • Medical marijuana grow facility wins MVC approval in MA
    The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has approved what may become the Island’s first facility for growing, testing and packaging medical marijuana. Geoff Rose, owner of Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, plans to share space in a 7,200-square-foot building on Dr. Fisher Road in West Tisbury. The building itself, planned by Big ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-26By Marijuana News
  • Medical marijuana contract will give LSU at least $3.4M
    The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state’s flagship university at least $3.4 million over five years. In its bid offer, the contractor agreed to pay that amount or 10 percent of gross receipts, whichever is higher, to the LSU Ag Center for ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-26By Marijuana News
  • Book Review: “Idiot’s Guide: Growing Marijuana”
    Big Lit makes a move on America’s new botanical sweetheart — cannabis. It finally happened. One of the “Big Four” publishing firms, Penguin Random House, at last saw an opening and jumped into the cannabis game with the new release “Idiot’s Guide: Marijuana Growing.” Responsible for the launch of hit ... read more
    Source: Cannabis NowPublished on 2017-06-25By Dave Carpenter
  • Help with the Hunt: Find the Right Cannabis Products
    New apps are designed to help locate strains, products and secure a medical marijuana recommendation. Finding cannabis products you love can be complicated. But if you are sensitive to the differences between cannabis products, finding the right marijuana can be a crucial step in getting medicated. Even in states like ... read more
    Source: Cannabis NowPublished on 2017-06-23By Emily Earlenbaugh
  • Medical marijuana: How six senators are leading the fight for federally legal weed
    The United States Senate is an intentionally slow moving body when it comes to passing laws, but the nation's upper legislative chamber is even slower when it comes to catching up with the popular will of the American people. That's especially been on display when it comes to the nation's ... read more
    Source: 420 IntelPublished on 2017-06-23By Marijuana News